Product Updates

November 25
Facebook Page Tab

Earlier this year, Facebook started experimenting with a new website design. Pages became wider and design elements became larger. The reviews were mixed but Facebook proceeded with their plan to completely switch to their new web interface by September 2020, and switch they did! When you now visit, you will be greeted with the new Facebook!

Around the May timeframe when Facebook was rolling out the new design to some users, Facebook App Developers (including Jobcast Engineers) noticed that their Facebook apps were getting cropped at 800px height. That was a problem for many Facebook apps that needed to display a lot of content on a single page. Jobcast experienced this problem as well, and our Page Tabs looked something like this:

Notice that the list of jobs above are cut off at the bottom. This problem was reported to Facebook Engineers and at first it looked like Facebook was going to fix the problem. App Developers (including Jobcast) were anxiously waiting for this fix. Fast forward to November 2020 and there still isn't a fix by Facebook with no indication that there ever will be. So Jobcast decided to do something about it. We can't change the 800px height limitation, as that's in Facebook's control, but we decided to add a vertical scroll bar (when necessary) to the Jobcast app so that users can at least access the full content on your Careers Tab. We also removed anything that increased the height of the page that we didn't deem absolutely necessary. We did this to minimize the amount of scrolling that users would need to do. The items that were removed are:

  • Top banner image

  • Bottom banner image

  • Admin controls near the top of the page

  • "Powered by Jobcast" note at the bottom of the page

This fix isn't ideal (we would much rather have Facebook Engineers fix the vertical height problem), but your users will at least now be able to see and read your jobs in their entirety.

This is how your jobs now appear in your Facebook Tab. Most of the content should now appear within the 800px height:

If the content on the page extends beyond the 800px height that Facebook has allowed us, then a vertical scroll bar will appear that will allow users to scroll down to the bottom of the content:

Note: These changes only apply to Desktop web users of Facebook, as Facebook still doesn't allows 3rd party apps to appear on Facebook Mobile.

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November 27
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If you haven't already installed our Facebook Job app, This post is meant to explain how the app works and provide some screenshots of the app in action! With our Facebook job app your company can post jobs and receive applications on Facebook pages. It’s a great tool for recruiting staff within Facebook. Easy to use and can be set up in minutes! for instructions on getting started, please visit our How to Install page.

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June 9
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Facebook is a great tool to connect with everyone from your family and friends to any of the other 1.65 billion monthly active users on the site. Did you know that there are hundreds of millions of Facebook Groups that you can join? With that much reach and potential, it’s no surprise that Facebook Groups present a great opportunity to share your job postings with tons of people who share common interests with you and your company.

Jobcast knows that more and more people are using Groups to look for new jobs and further their careers. To help you take advantage of this, we’ve introduced a new feature:

You can now share job postings to Facebook Groups directly from your Jobcast Dashboard!


To start using your Facebook Groups network, just follow these easy steps:


  1. Choose any of your job postings and click “Share Job”.

  2. Under “Pick Your Networks,” choose “Facebook Group”.

  3. Follow the prompts to log into Facebook and then simply choose which group you want to share to.

  4. Write a message to include when you share this link.

  5. That’s it – you’ve just shared your job with everyone in your Facebook group!

Start sharing jobs to your Facebook Groups!

Log in to your Jobcast account today!

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May 17
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Here at Jobcast, our product development team is always looking to build and improve on our product and now, it’s easier than ever to manage your Jobcast account with our newly redesigned Dashboard!

Our users have spoken and we have listened. We know that these are the Jobcast features that you use the most, so we’ve put them on the front page and given you easy access:

  • Post a New Job

      – We know that you want to start finding candidates so we’ve added quick access to add your latest job opening.

  • Manage Current Jobs

     – Have you found a great new employee through Jobcast? Great – just click from the Dashboard to update or close your current job postings.

  • Invite Your Team

    – Give members of your recruitment or management team to Jobcast, it’s as easy as sending them an email.

  • Go to your Career Page

    – Want to check in on your Facebook page or your mobile career site? One click will take you directly to your Career page.

  • Switch Companies

    – Are you a recruiter managing different companies or a serial entrepreneur? Easily switch between your different Jobcast company accounts from your Dashboard!

…all from one page!

Want to see the changes for yourself?

Log in to your Jobcast account today!

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August 11
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The main pain point with adopting new hiring platforms is having to share the same job ad over and over again. Sharing the exact same job ad to each of your individual social networks and job boards is a huge waste of time. It is also frustrating because you are must adjust your ad along the way to fit each platforms’ unique standards. Not fun, not efficient, and thankfully, not necessary! With Jobcast you can use our Auto-Share feature to automatically share your job ads to your Facebook Timeline (Personal and Business), Twitter Feed, and LinkedIn Page (Personal and Company). You can even use the Auto-Share feature to push your job ads to several different job boards such as Indeed, and Simply hired. Here’s how to set up Jobcast Auto-Share for one step social recruiting!

1) From the Admin section of the Jobcast App, click on "Customize":

2) You will automatically be directed to the "Settings" tab, from here, click on the clock icon:

3) Click on the "Add Scheduled Post" drop down:


Select the social network you wish to automate sharing for:

5) Authorize the Jobcast app to share on your behalf

6) Fill in all relevant information (make sure to include hashtags, like #hiring, for Twitter and Facebook):

7) Select the days, rate, and the sharing window for sharing your job ads, and tick the "Re-Share" box if relevant. Click "Save":

8) Review your handy work:

9) If you find an error, simply hover over the spot you need to change and click "Edit":

10) Add your Facebook Page, your Facebook Account, your Twitter, Your LinkedIn, and your LinkedIn Company Page:

11) Here's what your job ad will look like once shared to LinkedIn (imagine your logo, face, and hopefully fewer InMails!):

Once you have set up Jobcast Auto-Share: sit back and let Jobcast do the work for you :D Don't have Jobcast yet? Install the Jobcast Social Recruiting App and you'll get a 30 free trial of our Premium plan. Have Jobcast already? Get your whole team on board by giving them admin status on your Company Facebook Page. This article explains how to add admins to your Facebook Page. Then send your team this tutorial so that they can set up the Jobcast Auto-Share feature for their social networks too. Happy social recruiting!

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August 22
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A couple of months ago, we introduced Job Sync, an incredibly easy way to automatically synchronize your jobs between your existing career site and your Facebook Page. But what about those of you that don't have a career page on your corporate website? We've found that many of you are using Jobcast as your exclusive ATS, and as a result, you want a way to embed jobs on your company website. In other words, you want to use Jobcast to manage all of your recruitment efforts.

Introducing the Job Widget

Our Job Widget is easy to set up: just copy and paste one line of code and a career site will appear instantly. Your visitors will be able to search jobs and apply to them directly from inside of your website.  And for those clients who have upgraded their account to a Premium plan, you will be able to brand your career site just as easily as branding your 'Careers' tab on your Facebook Page. How to get started....

1) Retrieve the Job Widget code from the Jobcast app on Facebook. This code can be found under Customize -- Pages -- Job Widget:

2) Copy and paste the Job Widget code into any web page (or pages) where you want your jobs to appear. Here is how that would look if you're using WordPress:

3) Your jobs will instantly appear on your website:

If you upgrade to Premium, you can strengthen your brand by customizing the Job Widget just like you can for your Facebook Page:

We hope that our Job Widget will make it extremely easy for you to embed your jobs on your company website and provide an excellent job application experience for your candidates.

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June 12
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Many of our clients have expressed that they use Jobcast as their Facebook Career Page while still using their existing ATS or career site. If you have an existing solution for posting your jobs on the web, maybe you're asking yourself, "why should I have to post this job twice?" With our Jobcast API  your ATS can now send jobs to your Jobcast Facebook app. But, if your ATS provider isn't ready to use our API, that still leaves you with the pain of manually posting jobs. For those situations, we can help!

Job Sync. Provide us with a link to your jobs page, RSS feed or XML feed and we'll have your jobs synchronizing on Facebook daily. Pricing starts for as little as $99 a month and varies depending on job volume. To sign up for Job Sync, click here and log in to your Jobcast account.

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June 7
Jobcast Careers

We hope your company is growing and you have open positions to fuel this growth. However, we realize that there are times when you don't have any open positions to advertise. In those situations, you can still use Jobcast to communicate your values, culture, and what it's like to work at your company to prospective hires. Up until recently, we didn't provide much flexibility in how this message was presented until a few weeks ago with the introduction of a rich text editor. So instead of just plain text, you can now style and highlight your message, and most importantly, add links to external sources.

Simple Rich Text Editor

Customized "No Jobs" message on your Facebook Page

So the next time you don't have any open positions to advertise on your Facebook Page, we hope that this update will provide you with better tools to present a more effective message to your visitors.

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June 7
Jobcast Careers

A couple of weeks ago, we replaced the “Send” button with the “Share” button on your posted jobs on your Facebook Page.  We blogged about why here:

Over the last couple of weeks, we been experimenting with a new way to share your jobs on Facebook. The goal of this experiment was to have the “Share” button appear alongside the “Comment” and “Like” buttons on any message you shared using the Jobcast app. These messages appear on your Page Timeline, as well as the News Feed of your fans.

The feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive, so these changes are here to stay.

You will now notice that your shared messages includes a “Share” button for improved distribution.

Sharing Messages with Jobcast

Your Shared Message as it Appears on News Feed

We hope that with this change, your shared messages reach more candidates on Facebook.

Happy sharing!

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May 24
Jobcast Careers

Our development team has been hard at work building an API that opens up Jobcast to work seamlessly with your current recruitment technology .

What does this mean for non technical folks?

If your company has the technical capabilities, you can have your jobs published to your Facebook page from your own career page or ATS. No more re-posting your jobs manually! For technical details, and for access to our API, please refer to our Jobcast API documentation If technology isn't your company's specialty, no need to worry - we can do it for you. Just send us a link to your career page, RSS or XML feed and we will have your jobs feeding to your Facebook Page within five business days. Pricing varies but starts as low as $99 dollars a month. To learn more, please contact us. Our API currently centers around managing your job postings and your job categories but we will be expanding upon this on an ongoing basis. We're excited to increase our API functionality to allow the recruitment community to  integrate further with our platform. Start publishing your jobs on Facebook today right from your own careers page or ATS!

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